Memorial Library News
Valentines for Veterans
The Oscar Foss Memorial Library is collecting
valentines for veterans again this year. Come in any time before
Valentine’s Day and make a card (or two!) for us to send as a way to
show our appreciation to these brave soldiers. You can also drop off
cards for us to send if you prefer to make them at home. Thank you for
2016 Reading Challenge!
Mix up your reading material and participate in this year’s reading
challenge. The list includes items like, “A book you were supposed to
read in high school but didn’t” and “A book more than 100 years old”,
and so much more! Our 2016 Reading Challenge sheets are available
to pick up at the circulation desk. Be sure to grab one next time you
visit us or print one off our website at oscarfoss.org. Happy reading!
The library is conducting a survey to find out
how we can better serve you in the coming year. To participate in this
survey, you can visit our website at oscarfoss.org or pick up a copy
from the circulation desk next time you are visiting the library. We
would love to know your thoughts!
Winter has arrived! Unfortunately, so has inclement weather. On stormy
days, be sure to check WMUR before braving the elements for a library
visit. If weather does not interfere, we will also post a notice on our
website and Facebook page in the event that we need to close for the
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit
our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about these or any of
our other programs or events. There is always something happening at the
Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday
& Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday; 5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday;
Wednesday Worship Service
The Congregational Church of North Barnstead
(CCNB) cordially invites the public to attend a Taizé Ash Wednesday
Worship Service, February 10, at 7:00 p.m.
Taizé is an informal, ecumenical prayer
service with a focus on reconciliation, peace, and social justice.
Comprised of prayers, sacred silence, Scripture readings and songs, its
underlying aim is for those gathered to enter together into the mystery
of God’s presence. The songs are short, containing words from the Psalms
or other Scripture. Sung communally and repetitively, they become a
unifying prayer and engender inner stillness. For this service, a
special ritual of “Ashes and Light” will lead us into the Lenten season.
Taizé worship began 75 years ago in Taizé, a
small village in the Burgundy region of France. It has spread world-wide
by people seeking to promote peace and reconciliation where they live
and work. Each year, Taizé attracts over 100,000 people.
This peaceful service is in candlelight and
lasts 45 minutes. CCNB, a “year round” church built in 1820, is at 504
North Barnstead Road. Please come and join in as we begin the season of
Lent. All are welcome!
Candidate For Governor, To Address Belknap County Republicans Wednesday,
The Belknap County Republican Committee has
announced that their next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,
February 10 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill
Rd in Belmont, NH.
This month’s meeting will feature Frank Edelblut, candidate for
Governor. Mr. Edelblut has started a number of businesses, has
worked as a CPA for one of the largest accounting firms in the world,
and served as a Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves
as a State Representative and as Water Commissioner in his hometown of
In addition to hearing from Frank, the
Committee will discuss the February 6 Presidential Debate that will have
taken place at St. Anselm College in Manchester, the results of the
February 9 New Hampshire Primary, and speculate on the implications of
Belknap County GOP meetings are open to ALL
Republicans and like-minded Independents. Per their usual meeting
format, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or
wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:00
The Committee thanks its members for
continuing to bring food pantry donations to the meetings, and again
reminds them to bring a non-perishable food item to this month’s
For more information, please check the Committee’s website at
www.BelknapCountyGOP.org or send an email to
Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee
The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican
Committee (BARC’G) has announced that they will not hold a February
meeting since it would be meeting on the same day as the New Hampshire
The next meeting of the Committee will be Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 pm
at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley
Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.
For more information, please send an email to
Jim and Irene Derosier of Center Barnstead, NH recently spent the
Christmas holidays with their son, Jonathan and his family, in Seoul,
Korea. Here they are visiting a palace with their granddaughter, Gabby.
Larry R. Smith
Larry R. Smith, 67, of Garland Road,
Barnstead, died January 27th at the Concord Hospice House following a
He was born in Concord, the son of Irving B.
and Alice M. (Colbath) Smith. He worked for and retired from the NH
Liquor Commission. He was an animal breeder, breeding miniature horses.
He and his late wife, Judith, who died in 2014 owned and operated the
Tiz A Miniature Horse Farm in Loudon, moving the farm to Barnstead in
He is survived by two daughters, Wendy Cray of
Loudon and Wanda Mullen and husband Gary of Barnstead; three
stepdaughters, Nancy Smith, Wanda Follansbee, and Donna Farrell and
husband William all of Loudon; 11 Grandchildren, and 8 great
A Memorial Reception will be held Saturday,
February 6th from 11:00AM – 2:00 PM at the Pittsfield Community Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory maybe made to the Belknap
County 4H Club C/O Glen Mc Laughlin, Route 107 Barnstead, NH 03218.
The Waters Funeral Home, director David
Pollard, is assisting with arrangements.